Simon Barlow - Principal – Asset Strategy
David Rawlinson - Data Science and Analytics Technical Lead
Rami Affan - Technical Executive – Strategic Asset Management
Management is tricky.
Decisions still need makers.
Answers are rarely absolute.
The combination of loss of expertise and increased need for flexibility in decision making has made it hard to find the right staff for many asset roles. Potential employees with 40 years field experience won’t have the tech-skills of 20 year olds. No one wants juniors to “learn from mistakes”. How can we help decision makers make the right decisions?
Many recent technologies focus on transforming processes (inspections, controls, operations) but often underestimate cultural constraints. This paper will show by example that digital tools can help to recognise and overcome cultural constraints to asset management maturity.
In these examples, decision-making became more mature and the cultural barriers were reduced by project’s design. More people were able to understand and participate in asset management decisions. The use of digital tools to solve cultural constraints can unlock a huge potential for a more resilient and robust future. By embracing a strong, agile, digital culture, modern asset management solutions and benefits will most likely be realised.